Senior annual wellness exam
September 17, 2015 | by The Polyclinic

Free preventive care services

Did you know that many preventive care services are fully covered benefits—in other words, free—to all Medicare beneficiaries? While 68 percent of Washingtonians received at least one preventive service in 2014, many others didn’t take advantage of these valuable, no-cost health benefits.

Medicare reinforces the importance of wellness and prevention by offering an annual wellness visit (AWV) to review your medical conditions, and how to manage them and prevent complications. In addition to the AWV, Medicare beneficiaries can access many free preventive care services. Your Polyclinic provider can use information from the AWV and preventive screenings to tailor your health care to meet your individual needs.

Medicare-covered preventive services include:

  • Cardiovascular disease screening
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Diabetes screening
  • Flu shot
  • Pneumococcal and Prevnar shots
  • Mammogram
  • Osteoporosis screening
  • Nutrition therapy services
  • Prostate cancer screening

Schedule your free wellness exam

Get to know your Medicare benefits and use them to improve your health. Call 206-860-5510 to schedule your annual wellness visit and to find out if you are due for any recommended preventive care screenings this year. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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